I don't care if my blog is going to turn into all things Ellis for awhile, because, hey, that's my life right now, and he's only go to be my little, tiny baby for so long.
He was two weeks old last Wednesday. If I were still pregnant, I'd be 38 weeks. I would thinking about packing my hospital bag, writing a birth plan, and washing baby clothes. As I have a two week old son instead, I'm not doing those things. Well, washing baby clothes, yes, yes, and yes some more. I was looking at Ellis and thinking that when most babies are his size, they are still inside their mama's tummies, but I get to see my guy at his size. I think he's growing. He's looking chubbier. I'll be glad when he actually fits his newborn size clothes. But we're getting there.
Right now a few highlights to the day (or night) include desperately trying to remember to check the diaper often. Sometimes I forget when the last time I changed him was and am rewarded with pee everywhere. He's wearing preemie size diapers. Maybe they're too small? But the newborn size attaches practically under his armpits! Can't wait 'til he's big enough for cloth. So anyway, they weren't kidding when they said that I'd have a lot more laundry with a baby. So thankful for the washer and dryer in the house.
We've been taking little outings every day. I've got to get out of the house. My mom was here from Tues evening to Thurs evening. On Wednesday we walked around Chris's new school along with my mom's best friend, also a recent hiree of the school (so fun to have her close by). Then we went to Grace's (the friend) house to hang out. Yesterday, we bought our stroller. And it is fab-o!! Since we had gift money for that expressed purpose, we got one nice stroller. It's not the one I was looking at before. I decided that we just really needed to go to the store and check them out. I really like this one. It's super light (only 9 lbs) and drives/turns super easy. So anyway, another thing is added to our collection of baby paraphenalia.
Today we opened new bank accounts and hung out at Starbucks. I actually managed a first public feeding in a corner of Starbucks this afternoon. (I kind of have a whatever attitude about nursing in public. Yea, I'll do it discreetly. But I really don't care if it bothers people...esp if I'm being discreet...because they just need to get over themselves if they're bothered by an infant's basic sustenance!) Uuum, but what do you do when a diaper change is desperately needed (like there's poo everywhere) and there's no where to change a diaper?! Apparently our local Starbucks does not come equipped for a family's every need.
So I'm trying to figure out eating, sleeping, and pooping. It seems to change everyday. Now he has a period of alert wakefulness first thing in the morning. Didn't think I'd lose my sleeping in so soon. When he's so alert, I like to pay a lot of attention to him. I hate to miss a moment! We're having such fun with him.